NTN success reports

Read the latest reviews and success reports about our products, services, and customer support and see what people are saying about NTN.


NTN’s Sealed Ball Bearings Quadruple Uptime on Milk Carton Printing Press

A large plant in the food processing and packaging industry was experiencing frequent bearing failures on two of the printing presses in its milk carton packaging line. The NTN solution lasted for two months - quadrupling uptime. The reduction in maintenance and bearing acquisition cost that resulted from the longer life led to $31,114 of annual cost savings for the customer. 

NTN’s SFCW Bearing Units Keep Production Rolling on Cookie Topping Line

NTN’s engineering and sales support team performed a thorough evaluation of the line and concluded the double-row shielded angular contact bearings were failing as a result of flaking damage to the internal components.

NTN’s Green Line Bearing Units Increase Life on Clay Drying Conveyor

Our Green Line pillow block with caps successfully ran for 14 months; a 600% increase in uptime compared to the competitor’s bearing.

 NTN’s Constant Velocity Joints Dramatically Increase Life of Pelletizer 

 Our team was able to recommend a larger CVJ design that was more suitable to the high application for one of the world’s largest chemical companies.The NTN solution lasted six times longer! Resulting in a $142,500 in annual savings for the customer. 

 NTN’s Green Line Bearing Units Provide Significant Increase to Life of Floor Auger 

 A leading producer of insulation, roofing, fiberglass composites
and other related materials replaced their previous bearings with our Green Line pillow blocks.Resulting in a $31,404 in documented savings for the customer. 

 NTN’s Sentinel™ Series Keeps Produce Supplier on Schedule 

 A major supplier of produce increased uptime, reduced maintenance, and decrease in bearing spend resulted in $133,065 in documented savings for the customer. 

NTN’s Sentinel™ Series Eliminates Lead Time for Poultry Production Giant

One of the United States’ largest poultry producers was experiencing extended lead time for the bearings used inits packaging equipment.The acquisition of the NTN solution saved the customer
over $5,000 per year in bearing spend over the previous

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NTN’s Sentinel™ Series Eliminates Unplanned Downtime on Canning Line

A major producer of soft drinks and other beverages was experiencing semi-annual bearing failures on its canning line due to the frequent washdowns required in the production area. The recurring failures were resulting in over $200,000 in lost production each year.

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NTN’s Sentinel™ Series Churns Through Downtime on Dough Mixer

A producer of frozen, precooked, and dried pasta products was experiencing weekly bearing failures on its dough mixer due to the frequent washdowns required in the production area. NTN’s engineering support team performed a thorough evaluation of the mixer and determined the failures were being caused by grease washout.

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NTN Extends Bearing Service Life on Thermal Rolls to Deliver the Ultimate Bearing Experience for Paper Manufacturer

NTN strives to deliver the Ultimate Bearing Experience by being a world class bearing producer, supplier and by supporting the success of our customers. In this comprehensive case study, we look at how a major Canadian paper manufacturer benefited from a customized bearing solution tailored to their exact needs.

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NTN’s Green Line with Solid Lube Quadruples Uptime on Poultry Waste Conveyor Screws

One of North America’s largest poultry producers was suffering recurring bearing failures on a pair of its waste conveyor screws. One of the conveyor screws was responsible for transporting chicken organs while the other carried feathers.

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NTN’s ULTAGE® Spherical Roller Bearing Quadruples Uptime on Edger Saw

A North American wood processing facility that manufactures wood pallets was experiencing catastrophic bearing failures on their edger saw. These failures were causing extensive downtime, significant bearing replacement cost and lost production.

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NTN’s LLU Seals Expected to Triple Uptime at Cold Rolling Mill

A major North American based steel mill was experiencing bearing failures on the anti-crimping and anti-flutter rolls in its cold rolling mill. Read our case study to see how NTN helped this mill triple uptime.

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NTN’s Bower® Type E Bearing Unit Gets Drying Kiln Back on 24/7 Schedule

A leading manufacturer and supplier of high-quality sorbent products was experiencing production-altering bearing failures on its drying kiln. The bearings being used were failing six times per year and causing a significant impact on the production schedule because the kiln had to be run 24 hours per day.

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NTN Single Point Lubricators Reduce Maintenance Time at Pet Care Distribution Center

A major pet care producer and distribution center in California was experiencing labor production inefficiencies due to the need to manually lubricate equipment. The plant maintenance team was unable to effectively meet the upkeep needs of other areas of the plant on a timely basis due to the demanding relubrication schedule.

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NTN Maximum Capacity Type Double-Row Angular Contact Ball Bearings Eliminate Pump Failures at Chemical Plant

A major US-based chemical production plant was experiencing repeated, premature bearing failures on the screw pumps in the titanium dioxide production process. The repetitive failures of the large bearings on these pumps created product quality problems and required eight pumps to be rebuilt every month, causing costly downtime at a rate of $400,000 per month.

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NTN’s Engineering Triples Uptime of Paper Machine Couch Roll

A major Canadian producer of container board was experiencing catastrophic failures of the spherical roller bearings on the large suction couch roll in the wet end of their paper machine.Failures were occurring every two months resulting in the mill shutting down its sole paper machine for over six hours each time it needed repair.

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NTN’s SPAW/SPW Heavy Duty Mounted Units Keep Transfer Table Rolling

A major Canadian producer of dimensional lumber was experiencing production-crippling bearing failures on their log yard transfer table. The repetitive failures on this critical equipment were causing very costly downtime at a rate of over $11,000 per year, impacting production and requiring a maintenance crew of six, 30 hours over a weekend to rebuild…

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NTN’s Ultra-Class™ Triples Uptime at Hardwood Sawmill

A major North American hardwood sawmill was experiencing production-crippling bearing failures on their drying kiln rollers. The repetitive failures on this critical equipment were causing very costly downtime at a rate of over $1,900 per week and impacting promised ship dates. NTN’s engineering and sales support team ran a comprehensive diagnosis of the mill’s drying kilns and…

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NTN Significantly Improves Production Output at Copper Tube Manufacturer by Redesigning Pilger Mill

A major manufacturer of copper tubing for refrigeration in industrial markets across North America was experiencing failures on the infeed carriage drive gearbox in their pilger miller. The frequent failures were causing over 400 hours of downtime per year at a rate of $100 per hour. Read our case study to see how NTN’s Tapered Roller Bearings increased uptime and improved bearing life resulting in over $80,000 in savings the first year after implementation.

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NTN ULTAGE® Spherical Roller Bearings Increase Tonnage on Continuous Caster

A major North American hot strip mill was experiencing abnormally short bearing life on their continuous slab caster. Repetitive segment roll failures caused costly downtime at a rate of over $10,000 per hour and affected downstream operations. Read our case study to see how NTN's ULTAGE® spherical roller bearings helped this mill increase uptime resulting in over $500,000 in savings in six months.

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NTN’s Sentinel™ Series Saves Poultry Processing Plant Thousands

A major North American based poultry plant processing approximately 175,000 birds per day was struggling with catastrophic bearing failures on both their poultry cage washing machinery and cage unloading systems. The repetitive failures on these two critical applications were causing very costly downtime at a rate of $231 per minute. NTN’s engineering and sales support…

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NTN’s Sentinel™ Series Improves Filling & Capping Operations at Major Beverage Plant

A major beverage bottling and distribution plant in Florida was having repetitive failures on their bottling line. These failures were causing a loss of production valued at $10,000 per month. NTN’s engineering and sales support team performed a thorough evaluation of the plants’ 120-head filling machine. They identified that 20 heads (17%) on the machine were…